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Tonight's Light Show

If you're interested in a light show, tonight may be the night to watch. The Camelopardalis meteor shower is expected to enter its peak between two and four A.M. on Saturday morning. The parent comet was discovered in 2004, and this is the first time Earth has encountered debris from the comet.

Your next question is probably, where did this intricate name come from? The Camelopardalis constellation was thought to be shaped as a giraffe when first discovered. The species name of the giraffe is derived by the early Romans as a creature resembling both a camel and a leopard, hence Camelopardalis.

With most meteor showers, rural areas are the optimal viewing areas. The constellation sits to the north, therefore the northern sky will feature the most action. We can't rule out some passing clouds tonight, but because of the forecasted intensity of the shower, you should be able to catch a good show between the clouds. Enjoy!

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